Travel Tips

From tin robots to Messiah Mints, you’ll find them all at Leuven’s Living Lounge

An Aladdin’s Cave of kitsch and wonders awaits your exploration in Leuven.

If you actively seek out that certain kind of shop whenever you’re in a new town or city – you know, the one that sells all the wacky cards, wall plaques, tin robots and, in fact, all manner of automata – then you’ll while away more time than is good for you in Leuven’s Living Lounge, which can be found at Parijsstraat 27.

When you’ve done cackling at the downright evil and offensive, yet hysterically funny range of cards, postcards, fridge magnets and wall notices, you can indulge yourself further in the fabulous collection of charming toys and gadgets, cushions and cups and stuff you’d never imagine in your wildest dreams.

Well stocked, and with treats seldom seen and most certainly not the usual fare, Living Lounge is somewhere in which you can lose yourself for a happy hour, spend far too much money, and still come out with a big smile on your clock, knowing you’ve had a real treat, and you’re worth it.

Just make sure you have enough room in your suitcase!